Philly cheesesteak quesadillas

When the flavors of Philly cheesesteak meet the ease and portability of a quesadilla, you get a mouthwatering fusion that’s perfect for a quick meal or game day snack. These Philly Cheesesteak Quesadillas combine tender strips of beef, sautéed onions and peppers, and gooey melted cheese, all wrapped in a warm tortilla. It’s a culinary delight that’s sure to satisfy your cravings. Let’s get started on creating this delicious fusion dish.


For the Philly Cheesesteak Filling:

  • 1 pound thinly sliced beef (ribeye or sirloin is ideal)
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium bell pepper (green or red), thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup beef broth

For the Quesadillas:

  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded provolone or mozzarella cheese (or a mix of both)
  • Butter for grilling


For the Philly Cheesesteak Filling:

  1. Prepare the Beef:
    • Season the thinly sliced beef with salt, freshly ground black pepper, dried oregano, and paprika. Toss to evenly coat.
  2. Sauté Onions and Peppers:
    • In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the sliced onions and bell peppers. Sauté for about 3-4 minutes, or until they start to soften and turn slightly translucent. Remove them from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Sear the Beef:
    • In the same skillet, add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Once hot, add the seasoned beef slices. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the beef is browned and cooked to your preferred level of doneness.
  4. Combine Ingredients:
    • Return the sautéed onions and peppers to the skillet with the beef. Add the minced garlic and beef broth. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the broth to reduce. Remove the skillet from heat.

For the Quesadillas:

  1. Assemble the Quesadillas:
    • Lay out the flour tortillas on a clean surface.
    • Sprinkle a generous amount of shredded cheese on one half of each tortilla.
    • Spoon the Philly cheesesteak filling evenly over the cheese.
    • Fold the other half of the tortilla over the filling, creating a half-moon shape.
  2. Cook the Quesadillas:
    • Heat a clean skillet or griddle over medium heat. Add a small amount of butter to coat the surface.
    • Carefully transfer a quesadilla to the hot skillet. Cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the tortilla is golden brown and the cheese is melted and gooey.
    • Repeat this process for the remaining quesadillas.
  3. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Slice each quesadilla into wedges and serve hot.


  • Customize your quesadillas with your favorite cheese blend. Provolone and mozzarella work well, but feel free to get creative.
  • Add a little heat with sliced jalapeños or a drizzle of hot sauce if you like your Philly cheesesteak with a kick.
  • To make these quesadillas even more authentic, you can use thinly sliced ribeye steak or sirloin.
  • Serve with a side of ketchup, mayo, or a creamy horseradish sauce for dipping.


Philly Cheesesteak Quesadillas bring together the classic flavors of a beloved sandwich and the convenience of a quesadilla. This fusion of taste and texture is a culinary adventure that’s perfect for lunch, dinner, or game day snacking. With tender beef, sautéed onions and peppers, and ooey-gooey cheese, these quesadillas will be a hit with family and friends alike. So, fire up the skillet, assemble your quesadillas, and savor the delicious fusion of flavors in every bite.

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